Dredged in flour and pan-fried, the fish fillets in these tacos are nothing out of the ordinary. But add a generous drizzle of her citrusy-salty-herby sauce and you'll quickly be in fish taco heaven.
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Grits two ways: as a classic cheesy porridge and a crust for fried fish.
Perfectly fried cod with an ultra-crisp coating in a sandwich with a creamy slaw and a tangy tartar sauce.
[Photographs: Elizabeth Barbone] This gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free recipe makes a crispy gluten-free fish fry. If you can't find gluten-free beer, use seltzer water. If you can't find sweet rice flour, use an additional 1/4 cup white rice flour to replace...
Fillets of tender, flaky mahi mahi are marinated in buttermilk spiked with chipotles and adobo. Fried up with a cornmeal crust, they come out hot and crisp and ready for anything, from po' boys to fish tacos.
Basic Indian fried fish is very simple to make and totally delicious. There are variations from region to region, but one I personally enjoy is this simple Bangda (mackerel) Fry. It employs just five ingredients and gives great results each time. Even if you don't have to haggle with the fishmonger.
I am not sure what came over me, but I was sold on this recipe from Madhur Jaffrey's At Home with Madhur Jaffrey the moment I read "spicy green undercoat." What was it? I had no idea! I just imagined this lovely piece of fish sitting on some fierce chili sauce—it sounded perfect.
According to Jasper White, the author of The Summer Shack Cookbook, the trick to making great fish and chips at home is to forget the chips and focus exclusively on the fish: "I have decided that making fish and chips in a home kitchen is crazy." So skip the chips and just focus on the fish. This batter is a mix of flour and cornstarch, which comes out shatteringly crisp and remarkably un-greasy.
I have a confession: Until somewhat recently, I did not like the fish. I'd like to blame it on having been raised in Kansas, but the truth is my dad is an avid fisherman and caught plenty of fresh lake...